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El Escudo del Quijote

#89 of 269 Restaurants in Cali
Certificate of Excellence
Colombian
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Cali, Colombia
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Reservations
Late Night

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious and Interesting Food!

We went to dinner on a Thursday night and we were happily surprised with both the service and the food. Although the name leads you to believe it's Spanish food, it's more of an eclectic mix of Colombian and international flavors. the service was high for Colombian standards (usually not so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
MePi85
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We went to dinner on a Thursday night and we were happily surprised with both the service and the food. Although the name leads you to believe it's Spanish food, it's more of an eclectic mix of Colombian and international flavors. the service was high for Colombian standards (usually not so great) I would definitely recommend this place!

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Warsaw, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a place that keeps getting better. People say it's overpriced but you get what you pay for and more. The owner and Chef is at your table side offering the newest plates and the menu keeps reinventing itself. Pork, fish, octopus, beef you name it. The best quality and freshness. Highly recommended.

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant does not fall short if compared to the most recognized spots worldwide. I eat out quite a bit w/ my wife, internationally, and I think I am a pretty good judge. El Escudo offer genuine cuisine with fresh ingredients and out of the ordinary menu. I highly recommend it.

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Bogota, Colombia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Cali has a very interesting growing restaurant offer. Local cuisine is worth to try. This place has nothing special to offer. Food was poorly prepared, the carpaccio had potatoes chips out of the package on top! I mean... A little respect. Risotto was so salty that it was impossible to know what was made of. The ambiance is boring, there... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

There is no other way to put it. This classy mixture of Mediterranean and Colombian cuisine is close to perfect. The service and atmosphere are great. It has a bar with live music and the food is just exquisite. I recommend the peppered tuna and the chontaduro filled ravioli. Some say its pricey, I say you pay for what you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

As a caleño that eats out 3 or 4 times a weak and has eaten at restaurants all over the world, I would rate El Escudo del Quijote with Platillos Voladores, Trattoria Italia and El Falso Olivo as the best

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Nice restaurant! The food is mostly fussion, with strong local flavours. The main dishes and dessert were really delicious. It also has a good wine menu. The decoration is based on the book Don Quijote de la Mancha, which has the walls filled with paintings and wood sculptures. Recomended for locals and tourists.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The food is terrible. It is a mixture of everything. It made me sick. The dishes are over elaborated and with more than double of the ingredients needed. Bad choice. Never again. My stomach is paying the concecuences of my poor restaurant choice last night.

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Cali, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

It is a pleasure to eat hear as the food is original and well prepared. In a party of 9 with 18 dishes al were good and interesting.

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Location, decor, staff were all good. The menu is not inexpensive and portions were small. The dishes we sampled were all excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cali, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Valle del Cauca Department  >  Cali

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Colombian

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?